Bolton Wanderers have parted ways with defender Danny Shittu by releasing him from his contract. The 30-year-old centre-half joined the Trotters in 2008 following a positive two-year spell at Watford, but made only 12 appearances during his time at the club.

The player's failure to break into the first-team saw manager Owen Coyle giving the defender his blessing to hunt for a new employer.


Bolton Wanderers have pulled off a major coup in the transfer market by signing young Real Madrid defender, Marcos Alonso. The 18-year-old will undergo a medical at the Reebok this weekend, ending Owen Coyle’s long and complex chase for his signature.

It is thought the Whites have agreed a fee of around £1.6million to land the Real Madrid full-back, who turned down the chance to join Portuguese giants Benfica to try his luck in the Premier League.


Portsmouth striker David Nugent is attracting the attention of Bolton Wanderers, according to the Portsmouth News.

The 25-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at the start of the season and scored six goals during a season-long loan deal at Burnley.

The former Preston North End striker now looks likely to leave Fratton Park on a permanent deal with Bolton boss Owen Coyle, who he played under at Burnley, reportedly interested in signing him.

Coyle Keen on Wilshere

Owen Coyle will this week try to convince Arsenal that Jack Wilshere's development will benefit if he stays on loan at Bolton until the end of the year.

Wilshere has thrived at the Reebok, where Coyle thrust the 18-year-old into central midfield as his side achieved Barclays Premier League survival.

Coyle said: 'Jack wants to be an Arsenal player. All I'm saying is if Arsene Wenger and Arsenal don't think he'll play for them regularly at the start of the season, give me another six months. It would do him good. He would go back bigger and stronger. He is improving game by game.

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